Presenting... THE ASSHOLE FILES!!
M40, Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
Newsweek has joined the Media Hack Hall of Shame.
Newsweek's irresponsible actions have created a maelstrom of violence that resulted in many deaths and injuries. Our troops have (literally through blood, sweat and tears) managed to create a small modicum of goodwill amongst the populations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is evident by the fact that we have seen less violence against our troops, and more tip-offs from local populations when insurgents are plotting. Our troops have risked life and limb to build schools, hospitals and infrastructure. All of this was done to help win the hearts and minds of those in the Middle East, and it has all been swept away in one shameful piece of unsubstantiated reporting by Newsweek.
The imbeciles at Newsweek have done untold damage to the war effort and to the safety of our soldiers, and I would hope that anyone who has a family member serving overseas will SUE NEWSWEEK. Yup... sue the pants off of these bastards for each and every injury or death from this point forward. Hell, people should sue them just for putting loved ones in the situation they now face, whether or not they are injured. If someone's job is made more difficult and costly by the irresponsible actions of another, they deserve compensation, and the courts have agreed many times over. Let's send a message to the media that proclaims our intense revulsion to their attitudes, tactics and irresponsibility. Let them know what they have cost America.
Newsweek will rant about first amendment rights and freedom of the press, but this only covers them so far. The second amendment allows me to keep and bear arms, but it does not allow me to use them for purposes that harm or threaten others. When Newsweek published something that they (and any other sane person) knew would incite people to violence, they crossed a very pronounced line, and they deserve to pay dearly for it.
Note: Normally I'm against the litigious nature of today's society, but in this case, I think lawsuits are more than justified.
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